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that she will make enough progress to attend her husband's space launch in april. >>> president obama is having lunch with republicans today to discuss the economy and spending. this is the first g.o.p. lunch that the president has held since republicans took control of the house last month. joel brown has more. >> reporter: these men, the most powerful republicans in the house, have a lunch date with the most powerful man in the world. they'll sit down with president obama at the white house for a discussion expected to center around where the government plans to put its money. >> without a doubt, there will be -- i think heavy discussion on the economy and on spending. >> when we go down to see the president, i'm hopeful we have a frank conversation on how we're going to create jobs and cut the spending in washington. >> reporter: the division of power here on capitol hill means the president has to have republican support in order to get any of his agenda items turned into law. >> they're involved in the responsibility of governing and i think an exchange of ideas on the issues we
reform. the obama administration puts the brakes on calls for a swift leadership change in egypt. >>> texas tragedy. drug violence along the border with mexico claims the lives of at least two u.s. high school students. >>> and handbag heroin. >>> good morning, i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are strad aheat. this is "first look" on mb. >>> we begin this morning with compromise in cairo. the united states is reconsidering a push for swift reform in egypt calling for a slower pace to progress, easing the call for a transition of power and president hosni mubarak to step down. whether egyptian protesters in cairo accept a timetable slow down remains to be seen. nbc's tracie potts joins us with the latest on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. the u.s. is starting to wonder whether mubarak's immediate resignation is such a good idea. according to the country's constitution, that would trigger an election in 60 days and given what's going on, there are questions whether they could organize free and fair elections in such a short period of time. but the gov
president obama says he's a christian, there's no beating back the drumbeat from the right that he's a muslim or something like it. check out this graphic moment from fox news of a franklin's focus group with republican caucus voters in iowa. >> i believe that he is a muslim. >> you do? >> yes. >> how many of you believe that here? wow. >> well, that's ten raised hands out of 25 republican caucus voters. 40%. they believe this nonsense apparently. remember, these are the folks who picked the next gop presidential nominee. the iowa republican caucus-attenders. republicans, religion, and realty, our top story tonight. >>> plus, suspicions confirmed. when all those tea partiers won in november they threatened republicans, we thought. now they help vote down an extension of the patriot act. orrin hatch is so afraid of getting primaried, it looks like he crashed a tea party event last night. >>> it's the right wingers who talk about freedom and liberty, so why are they lining up behind the old guard and egypt and not the supporters, people in tahrir square? could it be that they see fre
yule -- annual national prayer breakfast, president obama said the u.s. is mindful of the violence in egypt. >> and we pray the violence in egypt will end and that the rights and aspirations of the egyptian people will be realized. and that a better day will dawn over egypt and throughout the world. >> in recent days, the omaga -- obama administration is calling on mubarak to accept change and to transition to a more democratic system and president obama urged restraint on all sides amid the escalation there. >>> talk about the economy. president obama wants americans to switch to clean energy. they called on businesses to invest in clean energy technology and said go -- the tax credit if commercial buildings are more energy efficient and hopes they will create jobs and help the environment. >>> it was a brazen heist at the bellagio. a man caught on camera stealing $1.5 million in casino chips. now, police say that they know who he is. >>> plus, a burglary suspect caught in montgomery county. that guy probably would still be free right now. if he was not so greedy and oh, so forget
. that name not as much as gamal going. >> it was just several days ago president obama was calling for mu pew to leave immediately. now the administration wants mubarak to stay put. tell us about that? >> reporter: it is being perceived in egypt, they believe it is critical that mubarak stays on for the reasons of a smooth transition. frank wisner saying it is crucial. he believes if mubarak stays on there will be a peaceful and orderly transition to democracy. >> i believe that president mubarak's continued leadership is critical. it is his opportunity to write his own legacy. >> reporter: sigh mull taken ly, -- simultaneously, secretary of state clinton said the process must be supported. she believes democratic elections have to take place. which is what the protesters want. >> what will be the impact if you can sense it among the anti-government protesters now that the obama administration, no longer appears to be pushing for mubarak's immediate removal? >> reporter: those protesters never believed they had the full backing of america however much the white house is making statements. the
was very tough on him. i mean, i question obama. that's what you're supposed to do. by the way, o'reilly, you know, that's what o'reilly does and obama knew what he was getting into. it would be much better to have that back and forth which worked well for barack obama, thank you very much. >> pat buchanan, norah o'donnell and jonathan capehart. there you go. >> it's stunning, though. bill maher, bill o'reilly's not a patriot? >> that's ridiculous. >> look at what bill maher said about george w. bush and dick cheney. they were body blows for eight straight years. >> look, you invite bill o'reilly for a q & a, you get bill o'reilly for a q & a. sam donaldson did the same thing when he interviewed presidents back in the 1980s. people would say, here comes sam. if you can't handle it, get out of the kitchen. >> the president did handle it. i think the president got the best of everybody on there and the millions and millions and millions of people watching saw a president when he was asked why do people hate you, saw him laugh. he brushed the question aside and this is good for him.
president obama says his's a christian, there's no beating back the drumbeat from the right that he's a muslim. check it out from fox news, with a republican caucus voters in iowa. >> i believe that he is a muslim. >> you do? >> yes. >> how would you believe that here?ç >> wow. >> wow, that's ten raised hands out of 25 republican caucus voters. 40%, they believe this nonsense apparently. these are the folks who picked the next gop presidential nominee. the iowa rep caucus attenders, religions and reality our top story tonight. it looks like he's crashed at a tea party event him celeste last night. the right wingers always talk about freedom and liberty, so why are they lining up behind the old guard in egypt and not the people in the streets? could they see freedom as their kind or their way? >>> and the return of the culture wars. some republican congressmen are stoking up the abortion fight. whatever happened to all that talk about creating jobs? finally tweeting his words, the painful lesson rick santorum just learned about criticizing herself, sarah palin. that's in "the sides
obama issued a critical and blunt statement following mubarak's latest defiant stand. now, clearly impatient, mr. obama said the universal rights of the egyptian people must be respected. quote, the egyptian people have been told that there was a transition of authority. the president said, but it is not clear yet that this transition is immediate, meaningful, or sufficient. ines ferre is in washington with more on this. good morning, ines. >> reporter: good morning, betty. and president obama held a late-night meeting at the white house with his national security team. they're scrambling right now, after being caught off guard by the latest turn of events. the white house was as surprised as anyone president mubarak did not step down. in a statement last night, president obama criticized the egyptian leader for not offering his people the reforms they demand. it is the responsibility of the government to speak clearly to the egyptian people and the word, it read. the egyptian government must put forward a credible, concrete and unequivocal path toward genuine democracy, and they h
president obama talks about the budget and education. we will also have reaction from the pentagon, the white house budget office, and members of congress. on tuesday, the house is expected to start debate on a bill that proposes a broad reductions in fiscal year 2011 spending levels possible vote later in the week. live health coverage on c-span. tomorrow on c-span3, a hearing on public employee pensions and state financial problems. our live coverage starts at 4:00 p.m. eastern on c-span3. >> we are focused with the threat is. our goal is to protect whatever consumers or employees use. >> monday, cyber security on the communicator's on c-span2. >> not a look at the week ahead for the president and congress. this is just under an hour. "washington journal" continues. host: our sunday round table, welcome back. let's begin with c-pac conference which wrapped up yesterday. coming in first in the non- binding straw poll again this year, texas commerce ron paul getting 30%. what do you read into those numbers? guest: ron paul has proved to be pretty popular. this group -- the tracks c
and author of "the violence of peace" america's wars in the age of obama, steven carter here to talk about the super bowl this morning. >> willie, what happened, man? >> it was a good game. >> the super bowls have all been good for the last six, seven years. the bears/colts one kind of stunk. packers jump out to a 21-3, looked like you could go to bed at halftime. >> did i. >> then they cut the score to four. they couldn't quite finish off the comeback. incredible run for the packers. they had to fight to get into the playoffs. they won on the road to philly, atlanta, chicago and now beating the steelers. aaron rodgers was named mvp. remember he was drafted to be brett favre's backup, stepping out of favre's long shadow and winning the most valuable player trophy last night. >> mark halperin, try to weigh this for me if you will. >> please. >> as we watch the super bowl highlights, what you think had more impact on the sporting world yesterday, the steelers losing the super bowl to this gutsy team or liverpool beating chelsea? >> a draw. >> it's a draw. >> no doubt about it. >> you saw the
. mean while the obama administration says if the mubarak government instigated this violence, it has to stop immediately. is this administration doing a good job managing the uprising? let's bring in fox news political analyst dick morris who joins from us sacramento. now, dick, some conservatives out there. bob kagan and even bill kristol are saying, not fair to jump on the president here. this a fluid situation. trying to get a handle on it trying to get the right thing done in egypt. hold off on criticizing. what do you say? >> if you hold off on criticizing you could find yourself with the second iran collin powell said it best about iraq. he said if you break it, you own it. clearly president obama whether it's because of his words about rad radical islam, failure to condemn it. failure to name terrorism. his appeasement and very possibly outright efforts to encourage people to destabilize the mubarak regime broke egypt and he now owns it. if that government falls and if it is replaced by a muslim brotherhood organization which is closely related to hamas. the question closely j
by the same party, they get more suspicious. very controversial, when obama's doing it. and perhaps it's something to be expected. perhaps even healthy. >> going to the white house is president obama will sign an extension, so i don't know. the democrats can't really use those, can they? >> i think they can. i think they overplayed their hand a little bit here. on their procedural change to require two-thirds majority. they could have put it up for the regular majority. so now, they feel they've given the democrats a little ammunition. >> what do you think now, pat, and what do you see it meaning going forward with these new tea party members? not just them, but the conservatives who are feeling energized by these new freshmen? >> they are constitutionalists and conservatives. we're about ten years out from 9/11 and their national concern is the national security state. they hold to the view that it's usually their own government that really intrudes upon liberty. they're being consistent with their values and beliefs and i think the republican party has to be aware that there's a lot
, the big right-wing lie. no matter how many times president obama says his's a christian, there's no beating back the drumbeat from the right that he's a muslim. or something like it. check out this graphic moment from fox news with republican caucus voters in iowa. >> i believe that he is a muslim. >> you do? >> yes. >> how many of you believe that here? >> wow. >> wow, that's ten raised hands out of 25 republican caucus voters. 40%, they believe this nonsense apparently. remember, these are the folks who pick the next gop presidential nominee. the iowa republican caucus attenders. republicans, religion and reality, our top story tonight. plus, suspicions confirmed. when all those tea partiers won in november, they threatened more trouble to republicans, we thought. well, here it goes. tea parties helped vote down an extension of the patriot act. o tea party himself last night. the right wingers always talk about freedom and liberty, so why are they lining up behind the old guard in egypt and not the people on the streets? the protesters in tahir square. could they see freedom
caos y que tomaría el poder la extremista hermandadio presión pública y privadaisionn presidente obama. >> sobre egipto la administración dijo teme que mañana haya enfrentamientos más graves está pidiendo a este gobierno que detenga los actos de agresión contra periodistas incluyendo estadounidenses. >> dicen que es su clara responsabilidad. >> (en inglés). >> ella cortó al gobierno y a la representación de la oposición civil y política a comenzar inmediatamente serias negociaciones para una transición pacífica. >> el deseo de libertad básicas ne extiende por la región peronv h@ temivisionoti a lao univun vr isioio lasunivisnoero un maniot o univaron enotio univ finunioni un íionuticier aivisiounivnoti o noticitici yun eionticierivision ticierren funivr elh@ finciero n ivisioerno.univis no seh@anizanisionnoticiunivisur de semana en siria. >> la partida de mubarak afectará a toda la región. >> si cae va haber grandes consecuencias porque hay dictadura en siria y en todas partes. >> existe un grave descontento popular que ningún servicio de inteligencia pudo predecir. >
[ cheers and applause ] ♪ sdloo this morning on "early today," rethinking reform. the obama administration puts the brakes on the call for a new leadership in egypt. >>> drug tragedy along the border with mexico claims the live of at least two americans. border with mexico claims the live of at least two americans. >>> and handbag hero. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with compromise in cairo. the united states is reconsidering a push for swift reform in egypt, calling for a slower pace to progress, easing the call for a transition to power and president hosni mubarak to step down. whether egypt protesters accept the timetable for his stepdown remains to be seen. >> good morning, everyone. according to the country's constitution, that would trigger an election and given what's going on there right now. there are questions as to whether they could organize free and fair elections in such a short period of time. but the government is doing something to appease these protesters. the new cabinet has allevi
their promise, put the cuts into the budget and let obama veto it and shut the government down, if that is the case, or let democrats in the senate block it and, again, shut the government down and that will be on them, not on the republicans. >> jamie: that is interesting. is there a risk/reward analysis here? what do the house republicans have to lose by sticking to the pledge and seeing what democrats do in the senate? >> i think that you are exactly right, that that is absolutely the best possible scenario, because the worst thing that can happen is that democrats block it. and republicans can always go into the next election, saying we kept our promise and we were the adults, we made these proposed cuts, obviously, we don't control the sentence and don't control the white house and therefore we couldn't, you know, didn't succeed, democrats blocked it, but, if that this is case, then you -- you know, every election is pin the tail on the donkey and you pin the tail on the donkey and make sure you win the argument and blame it on the democrats. and, they -- that way they hav
on this accident, we will advise you. >> talks are underway between the obama administration and top egyptian officials for a possible immediate resignation of president hosni mubarak. this is demonstrators blood cairo's main square -- flood the main square. sally kidd has the latest. >> anti-mubarak demonstrators called this the day of departure. they want hosni mubarak to leave immediately. president obama says the transition process must begin now. >> the transition must initiate a process that respects the interests of rights of the egyptian people and leads to free and fair elections. >> the bios is talks are underway with officials at all levels of the egyptian government -- the white house says talks are under way. >> the government must take concrete steps. >> the steps could include mubarak leaving office immediately and handing over power to an interim government backed by the military. some analysts say the obama administration has been careful to support the pro-democracy demonstrators without directly calling for president mubarak's ouster. >> i think we will not be remembered in
report on the latest on the developing story later in the show. >> gregg: president obama preparing to address the u.s. congress tomorrow and he will attempt to win the support of business leaders. >> it's a short walk from the white house to the chamber of commerce but there is a big divide between the two. complicating the relationship, they helped the republicans win back to the house. their leaders say the president's health care law is bad for business. plus last fall the chamber may have used foreign money to air ads attacking democrats. >> if we make america the best place to do business, businesses should make their mark here in america. they should set up shop here and hire workers and pay decent wages. >> this relationship could be for a number of reasons. elections are warming up but the chamber focuses on congressional races that will have influence over voters. voters the president needs for reelection. if you are on the same side of an important fight winning congressional support with a trade agreement for south korea. business leaders like that he has appointed bill
without permission. meanwhile, president obama is deploying his senior political advisers to meet with key allies. the jubilant celebrations erupt in egypt and around the world after the 18-daypro tests finally toppled hosni mubarak. can i er, the question would be do we know where mubarak is now and do we know anything about his plans? >> well, good morning, alex. what we're told by local officials is that hosni mubarak is in the red sea resort of sham el sheikh. now, whether he stays there or moves again is one question. before he steps down as president yesterday, you will remember he had explicitly vowed to stay in egypt. the military are in charge, at least for now, and today the scream council of the armed forces banned current and ex government officials from traveling without permission. so that suggests that mubarak's movements may not be entirely his own will. indeed, there are some reports that his assets have been frozen because he and his family are report to be worth some $40 billion. so, you know, some confusion, but what we can say for sure from the pictures is that while m
. that comes as u.s. officials say talks are under way between the obama administration and top egyptian officials about the possible, immediate resignation of mubarak. according to the officials, the white house has decided that mubarak must go now and be replaced by a transitional government. although there are a number of possible scenarios, the preferred option would be a coalition led by the country's newly appointed vice president omar suleiman, which would include military leaders in all elements of the opposition, including the muslim brotherhood. in a statement yesterday, the white house said vice president joe biden stressed to his egyptian counterpart that the egyptian government is responsible for ensuring that peaceful demonstrations don't lead to violence and intimidation. but in his first interview since the unrest began, mubarak remained defiant, telling abc news, "i am fed up. after 62 years in public life, i've had enough. i want to go, but if i resign today, there will be chaos. i told obama, you don't understand the egyptian culture and what would happen if i step dow
's president announced he will not seek reelection. and president obama responds to the situation. >> he recognizes that the status quo is not sustainable. >>> but first, a heart breaking day in the search for a missing 4-year-old boy. search crews recover the body of giuliani cardenas from a canal. reaction from the boy's family and the community that rallied to find him. it was 13 days ago that cardenas was taken from his grandmother's arms by his mother's former boyfriend. today after days of agonizing searches of an irrigation canal the search crews found the child's body. this map shows where it was found and where the original search started and where the crews pulled the silver toyota corolla from the waters on friday. the distance was about 30 miles. the body was spotted by a water department worker. there is no sign of the alleged kidnapper. at this point, the sheriff has issued a homicide warrant against rodriguez. but investigators believe that he, too, will be found in that canal. >> many cars as we pulled out of the canal and as much debris as we have found in our diving ope
the police to keep the spring breakers safe. megyn? megyn: trace, thank you. president obama told bill o'reilly that americans are evenly divided when it comes to his signature healthcare law. not according to the latest polls. stunning new numbers just out and they're after this break. an air traffic controller whistle blower making shocking claims about what's really going on when controllers are supposed to be keeping you safe. we'll tell you what he's claiming and we'll investigate the evidence. and horrifying new video coming in on what happened when a driver headed the wrong way down a california highway. breaking news just ahead. she felt lost... until the combination of three good probiotics in phillips' colon health defended against the bad gas, diarrhea and constipation. ...and? it helped balance her lon. oh, now that's t best part. i love your work. [ female announcer ] phillips' colon health. the smell of home made chili whatever scents fill your household, purina tidy cats scoop helps neutralize odors in multiple cat homes... keeping your house smelling like it should. purin
♪ >>> this morning on "early today," rethinking reform. the obama administration puts the brakes on calls for a swift leadership change in egypt. >>> texas tragedy, drug violence along the border with mexico claims the lives of at least two u.s. high school students. >>> and handbag heroin, a jewelry store attack is foiled by a purse-wielding woman. >> narrator: this is "early today" for tuesday, february 8th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with compromise in cairo. the united states is reconsidering a push for swift reform in egypt, calling for a slower pace to progress, easing the call for a transition to power and president hosni mubarak to step down. whether egypt protesters accept the timetable for his stepdown remains to be seen. northbound's tracie potts joins us from washington with the latest. >> good morning, everyone. the u.s. is starting to wonder whether mubarak's immediate resignation may not be the best action because it would trigger a new election within 60 days mandatory, and given
. president obama also challenging mubarak to immediately begin a transfer of power in a brief statement last night, obama went on to praise those calling for democracy in egypt. >> it is not the role of any other country to determine egypt's leaders. only the egyptian people can do that. what is clear, what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, must be peaceful, and it must begin now. to the people of egypt, particularly the young people of egypt, i want to be clear -- we hear your voices. i have an unyielding belief that you will determine your own destiny. >> transition of power now was the key there from president obama. his remarks came hours after mubarak said he would not seek re-election this september, but also said he would not yield to growing demands that he resign now. saying in part my top priority and responsibility is to restore the security and stability of the nation to ensure the peaceful transition of power. the egyptian leader vowed not to flee the country saying he would die on egyptian soil. his offer did no
right now, is that enough to satisfy the people. >> and president obama weighed in. >> he sure did, and what he's encouraging is a transition of power sooner than later. let's hear from both presidents tonight. >> it is not the role of any other country to determine egypt's leaders. >> only the people of egypt can do that, and now their president has heard them. >> i have spent enough time in my life serving egypt and its people. >> egyptian president hosni mubarak tried to bring order back to his country saying he won't run for office again. >> i intend to work in the remaining months of my presidency in order to have measurements taken for a peaceful transition of power under the constitution. >> the news came after massive protests throughout egypt. opposition leaders claimed they rallied more than a million people. but if president mubarak stays until the end of his term in september, many marchers say it's not soon enough. in cairo, they hung mubarak in effigy, nearly unthinkable in egypt just weeks ago. >> we will not leave this square until mubarak leaves egypt as soon as po
in new york, hoping their solidarity will force mubarak to resign. the obama administration has not pushed for mubarak to immediately step down. >> his continued leadership is critical. it's his opportunity to write his own legacy. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton also spoke on the crisis while attending an international security crisis. she says it's important egyptian leaders demonstrate an orderly transition is underway to keep the middle east stable. cbs news. >>> vice-president joe biden called egypt's vice-president today stressing the need for a concrete agenda for reform. sarah palin is openly blasting the obama administration's handling of the crisis in egypt. she says obama needs to tell americans what he knows about who will be egypt's next leader. protesters in egypt are getting support here in the streets. hundreds marched from the egyptian embassy to the white house. the crowds were trying to get their message out. >> reporter: for the hundreds of protesters who came out to the north lawn earlier today, the message was a simple one. restore democrac
in the air. >> okay. richard, many thanks as always. >>> the obama administration may be shifting tactics. speaking from the white house yesterday, president obama suggested that mubarak should consider how history will remember him. >> the key question he should be asking himself is how do i leave a legacy behind where egypti is able to get through this period. my hope is he will end up making the right decision. >> good morning to you, mike. >> good morning. >> president obama described egypt's president as proud, referred to him as a pariot. >> the administration from the president on down has been eager to knock down the perception that they are calling the shots in egypt. it's obviously true the united states is not driving this train. they are sitting and watching events unfold like we all are. this is being driven by the protesters in the central square in cairo. she talks about focusing on the vice president. the newly installed vice president of egypt, and his name is omar suleiman. president mubarak has already said he will not stand for election. he will not put himself forward
, briefing president obama on the severity of this massive storm that's moving across the country. this thing could affect 100 million americans by the time it's through. we're expecting the fema administrator to join robert gibbs for today's white house briefing. you do not see that every day or every storm. mike emanuel is live at the white house. set the stage. what will be the fema's message today? >> the briefing that president obama had with the director of homeland security and fema administrator, mr. fugate, was to be prepared for every possibility, including power outages. mr. fugate will be here with robert gibbs and part of it is emphasizing the serious nature of the storm. we've seen terrible pictures from the midwest. we have blizzard warnings across the upper midwest, all the way down to arkansas. more than 30 states with some advisories and warnings. what the federal government is going to be saying at this briefing is, please pay attention to the warnings, be prepared, and listen to local authorities and local meteorologists for the latest on this severe storm. megyn? megyn: w
to tarnish the iranian nation's brilliance. at his news conference yesterday president obama slammed iranian lead who are are now blaming the west for the uprising. >> i find it ironic you've got the iranian regime pretending to celebrate what happened in egypt when, in fact, they have acted in direct contrast to what happened in egypt by gunning down and beating people who are trying to express themselves peacefully in iran. >> for the first time the unrest has now spread to libya where hundreds of protesters have take tone the streets there today to demand the government's ouster. the rioting is rare for libya which has been tightly controlled by moammar gad hoff fi. protesters in buy rain are holding their ground today in an egypt style of landmark square, the third day of demonstrations in one of washington's most strategic allies in the gulf. >> at george washington university secretary of state hillary clinton responded for them not doing to more. >> while the rights we seek to protect and support are clear, the various ways these rights are violated are increasingly complex. there is
obama says the gop plan threatens the economy because of president obama is selling the virtues of this 20 all the virtues, republicans are trying to cut down this year's spending plan, by more than $60 billion. >> the american people sent us here to change the way washington works of. >> the house began work on a bill that would cut government spending. democrats don't have the votes to stop it, but they are trying to slow down. >> the working man and woman of this country. >> the bill has virtually no chance in the senate, where democrats still run the show. congress has to do something by march 4 to prevent a government shutdown. >> with the republicans headed in the direction they are, that is a possibility and that is too bad because republicans want to create jobs, john boehner said he is not a word about government jobs. >> if some of those jobs are lost in this, so be it, we're broke. >> a showdown on the bottom line on capitol hill. president obama is threatening to veto the bill if it undermines >> welcome back. a beautiful sunrise this morning. it will a decent color.
.m. this morning? president obama holds a strategy session while house members begin their third day of debate on the spending bill. while you were sleeping, house lawmakers were debating, how to spend your money. >> it is puzzling while the -- that the majority would pose these cuts. >> our job is to create jobs here a home. >> workers or working on amendments to address the last seven months of the fiscal year. house republicans are trying to cut $61 billion from federal agencies. >> but not at the cost of our future and our jobs. >> the government could run at of money and shut down if spending legislation is not signed by february -- by march 4. >> democrats and republicans need to feel ownership of a plan. >> members voted to scrap $450 million in funding for new military jet engine. >> that is what the election showed us in november. people wanted change. >> conservatives will work to cut arts funding as democrats try to restore money to family planning programs. a final vote is expected by the end of the week. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> when you look of the vote on the fighter jet
judicial activism. but the judge used obama's own words from his 2008 campaign when he supported health care reform without an individual mandate. here's the concern, he says. if you haven't made it affordable, how are you going to enforce a mandate? i mean, if a mandate was the solution, we can try that to solve homelessness, by mandating everybody to buy a house. mitt romney knows that conundrum, being for something and against it. he's knocking the president's health care reform but defending his own in massachusetts which included an individual mandate. >> the states have rights that the federal gust doesn't have. under the tenth amendment of the constitution, the powers of the federal government are specifically limited. the states have the rights to, for instance, mandate kids going to school, mandate auto insurance. states have certain rights they can exercise and the right thing for the president to do now with these decisions saying his bill is unconstitutional, with the house taking action to repeal it, with the senate considering doing so, he should press the pause button and
it for yourself. >>> and president obama says protesters in egypt have options. you'll hear his latest strategy on the stalemate in the news right now. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. the top story, it's now early morning in cairo. pro democracy demonstrators entrenched in tahrir square. listen to that. you can hear it. soldiers fired warning shots over the square when demonstrators began surging toward army tanks. and elsewhere modest signs that life is slowly returning to normal for many egyptians. banks opened for the first time in ten days allowing people and businesses to withdraw cash. >>> president obama talked about democratic reform in egypt. he was asked about the potential role of the muslim brotherhood in a new egyptian government. take a listen to what he said. >> i think the muslim brotherhood is one faction in northern egypt. they don't have the majority support but they are well organized but there are strains of their ideology that are anti-u.s., there's no doubt about it. here's what we have to understand. there are a whole bunch of secular folks in egypt. there are
day of protest in egypt, president obama had a talk with president mubarak. president obama told the egyptian leader that an orderly transition cannot be prolonged. it must begin now. that was after mubarak announced he would not seek re-election. christiane amanpour is on the ground. >> reporter: very few people thought a week ago that president mubarak would offer these con sengss, professions to lift the state of emergency and reform the election law. but is it enough for the people? they can see the end in sight. it's very unclear whether they will let him finish his term. this was the scene on cairo's square after president mubarak announced after 30 years after one-man rule, he was ready to leave office. i never asked to be a dictator, he said, and i will not be dominating myself for a new term for i have served egypt long enough though, the crowd became defiant again when mubarak said he was going stay on for a few more months to ensure law and order, to reform the constitution and the election process. president obama had this to see. >> the people of egypt, the young peo
? >>> big news on the housing fro front. will a new plan by the obama administration make it tougher to buy a house? is it better to rent? >> stand up. stand up. stand up. >>> a rallying cry, some possible gop presidential hopefuls sharpen their messages at a meeting of conservatives. who might come out on top there. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt and welcome to msnbc saturday. well, for the first time in three decades, egyptians woke up today without hosni mubarak as their leader. now, 2:00 p.m. in cairo, thousands of people are still in tahrir square hailing what is promised to be the dawn of democracy there. with egypt's future leadership uncertain, president obama is employing his senior military adviser to meet with key middle east allies, admirable mike mullen will travel to jordan and also to israel which is concerned about its 30-year peace treaty with egypt. meanwhile, ripples of the revolution are being felt across the arab world. in algeria a pro-democracy march is defying an official ban on protests. >>> in the words of president obama, egypt will never be the same. a
will speak to the topics of advice to president obama in 201, look to the cuban missile crisis to what it tells you about presidential leadership in a military crisis. it's an apt topic given this evening president obama is providing or giving his state of the union address which we will broadcast in this room immediately following ambassador greg's remarks tonight, so if you'd like to stay for that, you can. we'll see if president obama takes the advice that the ambassador is willing to offer. he'll speak for about 45 minutes to which after he'll take questions. we'll have microphones to pass around for people to use for question time. pleas join -- please join me in warmly welcoming ambassador donald greg. [applause] >> thank you. [applause] thank you. [applause] well, for somebody from the third century, he looks very good. [laughter] you completely blew my cover, and i have to say a little bit more about my career as gregory donald in tom clancey's book. in my first visit to north korea in 2002, i was asked three questions by the north koreans. the first was why is george w. bush s
's senior white house correspondent ed henry kicks off our coverage. president obama just passed the two-year mark in office. is he likely to face a liberal primary challenge? >> well, that's a big question for this president. and the new cnn opinion research corporation poll suggests he is highly unlikely to face a primary challenge. that would be good news, obviously, for this white house. look at these numbers. 78% of democrats now saying that their choice for the democratic nomination in 2012 is president obama. only 20% saying they want another democrat. now why is that important? since 1968, there have been four incumbent presidents who faced a primary challenge. all four either stepped aside, retired, didn't run again, or just lost outright lost in the general election. this is a big deal. if he does not have a primary challenge, it makes him a lot stronger in 2012. >> the republicans, seems like a wide open field of candidates. have they come anywhere close to unifying behind just one? >> reporter: no. they are nowhere close to being unified behind a candidate but what is interes
. host: thank you for your call. earmjarks if they are not made in congress, does obama get to direct spending? back-to-back "the new york times. next is a caller from dallas, texas, good morning, independent line. caller: is this for me? good morning. i don't have too much to said. i have a comment. i just want to say that i don't know too much about these politics. the question i have is why is everything having to do with the poor have to be cut concerning how the poor. i believe that people want to work and we need jobs here in america. this is like our birthright of america has been deeded over to foreigners. this is our country first. it is not that they are not welcome here. you want to believe that the president has a heart, that he is cutting the most important things. you just don't know with the gop power and the conservative people that are constantly on him. for those who are tired of the poor, let us have the training to have the wall street jobs. i'm sure it would not take too much to catch on making lots of money. thank you very much. host: here is another point -- nex
and harassment severely paralyzing their ability to broadcast on the air. >>> and president obama issues his strongest message yet to the egyptian government. warning, and i'm quoting him now, going back to the old days is not going to work. let's start with the bloody fighting right now between opposing protesters. that fighting spreading to new parts of cairo. cnn's ivan watson is joining us with the very latest. ivan, i know you're at tahrir square, and it looks like there's some significant crowds still gathered, even though it's now just past midnight. >> reporter: that's right. thousands of people here, more than we've seen in the past, and really a remarkable turnaround here considering that throughout the day and night on wednesday and thursday this was basically a war zone, and on friday it was a giant political rally made possible in part by the egyptian military providing a bit more security and apparently holding back some of the pro-government demonstrators. that said, while the scene here has been peaceful, there's been music. there have been speeches. there has been poetry, an
but to push back harder. today will be a volatile one. back to you. >> back here at home, president obama reacted to the shift of the shift of some powers. in a statement, the president questioned whether the latest concession is a meaningful sign of reform. tracie potts is in washington with more on that. good morning. >> lynn, good morning. that speech was a huge disappointment here in the united states, as well. in fact, initially president obama was hopeful that he would step down and answer the call of these protesters, addressing the u.s. before mubarak's speech, president obama said that we were witnessing history unfold, that this was a moment of transformation, and that america would support an orderly and genuine transition in egypt. but that is not what happened. mubarak handed over power to his vice president, but said that he would stay on until september. after that speech, president obama issued a statement, a pretty lengthy one, saying that this was not a clear transition that is immediate, meaningful or significant, that egypt had not yet seized the opportunity for what h
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